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CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
and richard nixon's checkers speech delivered on national television on -- the speech was given in response to allegations that nixon misuse political donations. the author recounts nixon's usage of this family dog checkers to denote his every man status and save his vice presidential nomination. this program is about an hour. >> good evening everybody. before we begin if it's okay to come up closer, it's not church, synagogue or a mosque. mosque. i am very pleased that our friends from c-span are here, so this will be broadcast at some point, sooner than later i am sure. they always do a great job and i want to welcome c-span again to politics and prose. it has added to -- c-span has added to our civil discourse and whatever bookstores you come to, they are generally independent and c-span is really wonderful. i want to welcome tonight kevin mattson. we are celebrating the publication of his book, "just plain dick." how many of you were around when the checkers speech was given? and i am sure many people in the audience tonight will also have been around in the tv audience. it bri
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am EST
election of 1952 and richard nixon checkers speech. the speech was given in response to allegations that nixon misused political funds. and used his dog checkers to tout his every-man status and save this vice presidential nomination. >> good evening, everybody. before we begin, it's okay to come up closer. it's not church, synagogue or a mosque. i'm very pleased that our friends from c-span are here. so this will be broadcast at some point. sooner than later, i'm sure. and they always do a great job and want to welcome c-span again to "politicspoliticspolitics an" c-span has added to century civil discourse, and whatever book stores you come to they're generally independents, and c-span is really wonderful. i want to welcome tonight kevin mattson, and we're celebrating the publication of his book "just plain dick." how many of you were around when the checkers speech was given? and i'm sure many people in the audience tonight will also have been around in the tv audience. it is -- it brings back a lot of memories, and it's particularly appropriate that this is the night before an e
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 6:30am EST
leave it to the viewer. all i can say is that president nixon's comments on the tapes are about jews in a way that is different from how william safire describes it. richard nixon is talking about how jews have exaggerated the holocaust because they want sympathy, and they have used it to gain sympathy. there is an anger towards jews that i believe cannot be explained simply in terms of liberal versus conservative, but i leave it to others to make up their own minds. i will tell you there is now a very good collection of people speaking on this issue that is publicly available. that is my job. >> here is chuck colson telling a story. >> kissinger had the right, although he abused it, to have nobody announce him. kissinger could walk in when he wanted. nixon told him that because of the severity of foreign policy issues, feel free to come in and interrupt anything. henry would do it for trivial things. one day, nixon was really kind of ticked off at henry for a variety of things. in the executive office building -- i looked over, it was henry. nixon did not appear to look, but i knew
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
wasn't a nixon specialist was for the players, the key people living from that era to tell the story themselves. but i thought the west bay to do this was to start a video history program that involved the nixon players but also players in the watergate drama from the left and the right to have them tell the story and then to use portions of the story in the museum to let visitors understand the complexity of the constitutional drama. the video or history program was designed initially to help renovate the museum. what hatched is it just developed and acquired a momentum all of its own. i never anticipated ultimately overseeing 149 of them. i had a very good assistant, paul musgrave who worked with me on this, he did a few interviews himself. it became clear there were a lot of folks that wanted to talk about that period. since the nixon library had been private, it hadn't gotten the treatment that a regular federal presidential library would have had. for example, neither the nixon private library or the project in washington had run a full scale or history program. so it was right
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
director of the richard nixon presidential library and museum from 2007 to 2011. >> how would you describe your effort to put nixon on the record, on tape? >> i had the challenge at the federal government was taking over a private museum and library. i was asked to be the first federal director. this was a library that was in place for 17 years. roughly 100,000 people visited a year. in addition, 10,000 schoolchildren. it had a certain message -- when you run a private institution, you have a right to any message you want. when it becomes a national institution it has to meet a different standard. i knew that one of my jobs was to change the newseum come up with in particular i was to change the watergate gallery. how do you do that? after a local community was accustomed to one particular description -- a museum might be a national museum but it is also a local neighbor. >> this is in california. >> yorba linda, california. i thought the best way -- i was a trained historian. i was not a nixon specialist -- was for the players, keep people living from that era to tell the story t
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
ear to ear already about his future in his party. >>> and richard nixon would have turned 100 years old today if he were still alive. find out how his legacy is still trying to get shaped by his supporters and why he might be the most consequential american politician in the last half century. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 9th, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. right to my first reads of the morning. the end of the month deadline provides president biden's task force on gun violence to present its proposals is quickly approaching. today biden, cabinet members and senior staff kick off a series of meetings with what the white house describes as stake holders in this debate aimed at trying to produce a consensus or proposals to curb gun violence. today biden meets with victims groups and gun safety organizations. including the brady campaign and several state level gun control groups. top aid to new york city mayor michael bloomberg is also scheduled to attend. tomorrow he'll meet with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. a
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
-span2's -- that all happens tonight on c-span2's booktv. >> in her book, "pat nixon," mary brennan discusses the use of mrs. nixon's recently-released private documents. this is just over 50 minutes. >> um, welcome to the richard nixon presidential library and museum. my name is paul wormser, and i'm the acting director of the librariment i appreciate all of you coming to one of our continuing author talk presentations. today we are very fortunate to have really the leading scholar on pat nixon who is, by the way, born 100 year ago this year. mary brennan, who did much of her research here for her book, is the chair of the department of history at the yawfort of texas in -- university of texas in san marcos. the -- excuse me. her specialty is post-world war ii conservative movements, and she has written b to date three different books, those being "turning right at the '60s: the conservative capture of the gop," "wives, mothers and the red menace," and, of course, the book that we love most around here, which is "pat nixon: embattled first lady." her book is an outstanding work, an
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am EST
tonight with a fabulous story about dick nixon and his 100th birthday. this is "hardball," the place for politics. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. >>> well, another sign the country's getting a slightly line in blue. gallup says today democrats are gaining an advantage on republicans. 47% identify themselves as democrats or leaning democrat. 42% say they lean towards the gop. you got the numbers. in 2010 and 2011 the parties with for neck and neck. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." as president obama's second term gets underway, he's making changes in his cabinet and senior staff. this front page picture in the "new york times" could not have been a welcomed sight. look at that. accompanied by the headline obama's remade inner circle has an all male look so far. it shows the president in the oval office. all of them in there are male except for valerie jarrett's leg there blocked from sight. she's of course very influential, but look at the ratio there. this piece points out 43
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
tonight with a fabulous story about dick nixon and his 100th birthday. this is "hardball," the place for politics. why let constipation slow you down? try miralax. mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> well, another sign the country's getting a slightly line in blue. gallup says today democrats are gaining an advantage on republicans. 47% identify themselves as democrats or leaning democrat. 42% say they lean towards the gop. you got the numbers. in 2010 and 2011 the parties with for neck and neck. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
"washington journal" segment as we can until the richard nixon 100 birthday gala in about half an hour. >> host: on wednesday here in the "washington journal" in our last hour taking look at a recent magazine piece. we are joined by robert costa at national review to talk about a couple of pieces you have written. we will start with the most recent. "boehner the survivor" is what you wrote on january 4, 2014. 13, excuse me. why is he a survivor? >> guest: john boehner has had a very tough time recently controlling the republican house caucus is not an easy job. john boehner who grew up in southern ohio worked at his families bar and restaurant come he knows how to corral a lot of people and he had a lot of siblings but even after that experience it's a tough job. he struggled to bring plan v to the floor analysis fiscal cliff deal. on the fiscal cliff phot that came from the sanity struggle to get republican votes on it, only 85 republicans voted for. even eric cantor and kevin mccarthy the house number two and number three voted against it so john boehner fits into this new session un
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> let me finish tonight with a fabulous story about dick nixon and his 100th birthday. this is "hardball," the place for politics. to argue would be rude. nissan altima. with moving-object detection. lease now. just $199 per month. visit choosenissan.com. road and track called sentra an economy car minus the look and feel of an economy car. wonder how civic and corolla look and feel about that. the all-new nissan sentra, with best-in-class mpg. lease for $169 per month. visit choosenissan.com. >>> well, another sign the country's getting a slight in. gallup says today democrats are gaining an advantage on republicans. 47% identify themselves as democrats or leaning democrat. 42% say they lean towards the gop. you got the numbers. in 2010 and 2011 the parties with for neck and neck. we'll be right back. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
after richard nixon was like did in 68. >> guest: rehnquist went back to phoenix and decides that he jumps into everything he could possibly join to become a better and business getting attorney in these extreme is successful, by the way. very little known are the amount of property he was able to amass and wealth by the standards of that time in phoenix. he was very successful. he meets the protÉges and supporters of barry goldwater, whose really shaking things up is a precursor to ronald reagan in goldwater in the early 60s. so he hitches up with these guys and one of the people he meets is richard kleindienst and kleindienst is a key guy for goldwater and is also caught the attention of the nixon administration and john mitchell, who was nixon's best friend, campaign manager and attorney general. the kleindienst is invited to come on as the number two man and says i need rehnquist with me. he's really smart. mitchell opposes at first because he said we don't need more than one cowboy. when cowboy is enough. when cowboy from arizona is enough. the kleindienst persuades him to brin
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 6:20pm EST
that involved the nixon players from of the left and the right to have them tell the story and then to use portions of that story in the museum to let visitors understand the complexity of this constitutional drama. >> the former head of the nixon line and museum. sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." >> next the president's address. he talks about avoiding the tax hikes. then dave camp call for spending cuts and the elimination of tax loopholes. >> hi, everybody. over the past year as i traveled across the country campaigning for this office i told you if i was fortunate enough to be re-elected i would work to change the tax code that will benefits the wealthy. this week we did that. for first time we raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% americans in a bipartisan way and avoiding a middle-class tax hike that could throw the economy back into a recession. 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up one dime. we maid sure that millions of families will continue to see tax credits. companies will continue to receive tax breaks for the research they do, investments they m
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 1:00am PST
, super old. also, paul has the same birthday as richard nixon. [ laughter ] we'll be right back. >>> map time. this is australia. the colors on this map represent temperature. the orangey and reddish tones are for temperatures from 104 degrees to 118 degrees fahrenheit. very hot. but forecasters are now predict weather for australia that is so hot that they have had to add new colors to the temperature scale. the super dark purple is for temperatures above 122 degrees fahrenheit, because that is what they now expect in the summer months in australia. those are the weather data. the fossil fuels data that are totally not at all connected to how we got to the point where we now need new colors on our temperature maps, the fossil fuel data, that is coming up. >>> i know the whole nation would like to join me now in saying happy birthday, tricky dick. born 100 years ago today, january 9th, 1913, our nation's 37th president, richard m. "tricky dick" nixon. president nixon of course is most remembered for resigning in disgrace, but he is also remembered for legendary paranoia. >> also
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00am EST
, is he old, old, old, old, super old. also, paul has the same birthday as richard nixon. [ laughter ] we'll be right back. can pluggable febreze make even this old container smell fresh? describe the room. a big, open space. smells really fresh, man. oh! [ both laugh ] febreze? how about that? yeah. febreze anti-clogging technology keeps it smelling fresh. febreze. breathe happy. keeps it smelling fresh. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> map time. this is australia. the colors on this map represent temperature. the orangey and reddish tones are for temperatures from 104 degrees to 118 drees fahrenheit. very hot. but forecasters are now predicting weather for australia that is so hot that they have had to add new colors to the temperature scale. the super dark purple is for
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
i remember was what is richard nixon going to do? >> i was scared to death. this was like a time bomb. >> he said the council has just brought me a list of 15 names of people. this is a very unpleasant thing to happen to you. >> is surely after the farewell speech the chief of staff calls me. i cannot remember exactly what he said. he said they forgot one thing. we forgot a resignation letter. i will be glad to read it. you need to write it. >> i thought the best way was not for me. it was for the players to keep people living to tell the story did themselves. i've got the best way to do this was start a video program that involves players in the watergate drama from the left and the right to have them tell the story and then to use portions of that story in a museum to let visitors understand the complexity of this constitutional problem. >> he tells the library's oral history project. tonight it 8:00. >> necks and discussion about hollywood's portrayal of hollywood'samong those we'll hear from the crete or the of the show "homeland." this is an hour 20 minutes. >> good evening
WETA
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
terrific republican sense of leadership. nelson rockefeller. >> how about richard nixon? >> richard nixon. the clean air act. the man who took the lead out of the air. richard m. nixon. the man who saved the waters of this country, richard m. nixon. the last great liberal president this country had. i just would like to see this rise above this petty, partisan bickering that i heard somewhere in this panel. >> this is all part of the speech, laid out, the thing that we at least have to do with. the things the government has to be involved in. the air, the water goes from state to state, city to city. one place cannot do it. it has to be -- the regulation of how to deal with protecting all of that has to be the business of the federal government. >> can i get half a minute of rebuttal here? cap and trade work well for acid rain. acid rain stays in our country. i am not against regulated carbon. if you can get china and india to do something. if they don't, we are spitting in the wind. we are dismantling our economy to do absolutely nothing for the global climate. >> dealing with indi
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
. i'll show you more of what he had to say that day and what president obama nixon said about his testimony you have got to see this in tonight's wrewrite. using cloud computing and mobile technology, verizon innovators have developed a projective display for firefighters. allowing them to see through anything. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child,
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm PST
day and what president obama nixon said about his testimony you have got to see this in tonight's rewrite. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? wthe sadness, anxiety,e pleasthe loss of interest. the fatigue and aches and pains. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems,
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
archives, derrick tapes. remember the tapes that got nixon so much trouble? johnson had this thing keeps going, but they kept them hidden. they didn't release to the public till two or three years ago and our book was one of the first that had access to these tapes. now lyndon johnson famously was that when medicare passed in 1965 and the normal story that johnson himself tells in his autobiography goes like this. representative wilbur mills was fighting, resisting medicare. he stopped he single-handedly and as chair of the ways and means committee could do that. after the 1964 election, and insight for the democrats, he stated that the last day of the markup of the bill. there's three bills before the committee. administration proposal which covered hospital care. the ama proposal, which discover doctors care that another proposal, which suggested let's not cover all people over 65. vicious cover poor people. the great antagonist of medicare sits back and says let's pass all three. the johnson administration officials in the room at the time panic. what is her girdle set to? by th
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
things of her life is how she lived through this time and new people like richard nixon that her perspective is one that i don't think i have ever seen a man have it is a woman's perspective because she responded to the way he treated his wife. that is what memoir can contribute because women do have a slightly different experience. another question? >> speenine. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> guest: i like to tell stories in originally and 81 and i wanted people to do understand is long but i felt stayed it didn't then they felt so strongly people had to understand culture and he could brief the people on the hill. he really drill bit been to me. have you know, that? he would never allow you to assume something i know he talked to david ignatius first i want you to tell me the history of the country. because they sent the chapter on his long to three different professors and they all said the back with totally different statements [laughter] no wonder nobody could understand because they'll grow completely different things when i am very interested to hear people and i think that ad
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15pm EST
goldwater and richard nixon, overwhelming george mcgovern. each of those elections, one of the candidates failed to capture the spirit of the american voting public and the winner had the advantage of a weak opponent. franklin roosevelt won his second term landslide because of huge popularity. and many of our presidential elections, the candidates are in a fitted title to present themselves as the one capable of serving the country with the winner is walking off with the modern maturity. the customary wisdom that the campaign between the incumbent president and his opponent will be either a referendum on the first term of the president or a judgment of which candidate would be the better theater. is there really a difference between these two considerations? is it not boil down to judging the leadership skill of the incumbent based on effectiveness during his first term versus the unknown leadership skills of the challenger. it's easy to point to the national security or economic consequences impact on the ratings have been in combat as the indicator of the popular view of a si
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
much. >> thank you very much. we'll be right back. >> former president richard nixon would have turned 1,000 week. the nixon foundation is planning to observe his complicated legacy throughout the year, starting at the nixon presidential library. here with a preview, we have a representative live from yorba linda, california. >> reporter: hithere, jamie. it was in this caught house, january 9, 1913 that, richard nixon was born, the second of five boys. he went from being a hard-working lad in his parents' grocery store to one of the most celebrated but controversial leader who is changed world history forever. the nixon foundation will unveil a special personal poignant exhibit of his personal artifacts and memorabilia and we will see in a few hours' time, a celebration of his life today here at his birth place. among those in attendance, those woworked with him and hahe achieved. >> to have som was at that pinnacle of office is very unusual. it wasn't that -- clearly, president obama had none of that stature at all coming into office. >> reporter: a lot of stature created by th
Current
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
baez is 72, and richard nixon, who probably had dirt on both of them. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. president obama's second term could be more ambitious than his first when he had the biggest financial crisis since the great depression to manage, two foreign wars to wind down and the largest social insurance expansion since medicaid pushed through congress. the newtown connecticut massacre that claimed 28 lives last month has put gun control on top of the white house and the vice president joe biden said that they were not going to stop there. >> there are executive orders and executive action that can be taken, we haven't decided what that is yet. but we're compiling it with all the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as as legislative actions that we believe is required. >> president obama has also promised to make immigration reform a ton priority. while the national climatic center's announcement that 2012 was the warmest year on record, and
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
care reform than democrats. that is in a sense nixon going to china so that when we publican's take office everybody assumes we are going to go into a period of health care drought. but think about it. richard nixon comes in in 1968. he has been a very conservative politician for much of his life. he made his name in the what scares as a kind of minor league senator mccarthy, and yet right away he begins to think about how we can redo the national health insurance. and he comes up with very creative thinking. he said look people with private insurance aren't going to want to give up their private insurance. let's keep that and let's make national health insurance around private health insurance. he is the first one to say you know what, competition might be useful. let's see if we can work in the hmo and managed-care organizations so he put together a quite complicated but very sophisticated health insurance package. trivia question. who is the first president to get national health insurance through the committee in congress was richard nixon he gets it through by one vote and many
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> richard nixon? >> clean air act. i mean, the man that took the lead out of the air. richard nixon. the man who saved the waters of this country, richard nixon. the last great liberal president this country had. i would just like to see as rise above this pattern -- petty partisan bickering that i hear in this panel. >> this speech laid out the thing that we have to deal with. the things the government has to be involved in. the air, the water goes from state to state, city to city. one place cannot do it. it has to be the business -- the regulation of how you protect with all of that has to be the business of the federal government. >> could i get half a minute of the bottle? cap and trade worked well for acid rain. acid rain stays in our country. i am not against regulated carbon. if you can get china and india to do something. if they do not, we are spinning in the wind. we are dismantling our economy to do absolutely nothing for the global climate. if you have china and india do what we are doing, intending to do, you would actually make a change that would make a difference. otherw
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
so i used money that i raised with a group of nixon alumni to pay for a lot of this. i used some of the trust fund money. very expensive. it is very expensive to do this project, but my goal was to show that, because most of the times these oral histories are done by private foundations, and they have a vested interest, i would say, in a certain legacy. i will not say that at all push for that legacy. the el bj foundation is evenhanded about history, but that is not true for all. this is the first time the national archives did something like this on this scale, and i wanted it to be done. >> we are over time. >> i am sorry. >> the former director of the nixon library tree and he left in 2011. thank you very much. >> brian, my pleasure. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> for a dvd copy of this program, call 1877-662-7726. for free transcripts, or to give us your comments about this program, visit us at q-and- a.org. "q&a" programs are also available as c-span podcasts. >> next, the president
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 5:30am EST
:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> the big discussion i remember was, what is richard nixon going to do? >> he was scared to death. this has been a time bomb. this thing gets in the press, and it is a disaster for all of us. >> johnnie walker said to me, the president's council has brought a list of 15 names of people, and they want a full investigation. that is a very unpleasant thing. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech -- i cannot remember what exactly he said, but he said, we forgot one thing. we forgot the resignation letter. he said, you do not get it. you need to read it. >> i thought the best way was not for me as a historian -- it was for the players, keep people living from that era to tell the story themselves. i thought the best way to do this was to start a video oral history program that involved nixon players but also players in the watergate drama, on the left and right, have them tell the story, and use portions of that story in the museum to let visitors understand the complexity of this problem. >> the former head of the nixon presidential museum -
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
nixon library and museum has a plan for the centennial. we'll go live there for the details. ♪ people really love snapshot from progressive, but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i kn what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wi our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. >> he retired general stanley mcchrystal taking the blame nor a magazine article that essentially ended his military career. he talks about the 2010 rolling stone article for the first time in his new memoir, my share of attacks. and the article anonymously quoted mcchrystal's aides criticizing. and he talked about it in an interview. >> i was awakened about 2 in the morning and i was told there was a problem, that the rolling stone article was about to come out and it was bad. >> shannon: mcchry
NBC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
underappreciated president and former policy genius, that is how richard nixon was remembered today in a ceremony marking what would have been his 100th birthday, wednesday. it kicks off a year long celebration of the 37th president's life and complicated legacy. our sister station in los angeles reports. ♪ >> reporter: on the lot of the rich chart nixon presidential library, nixon's resting place and hometown, the 37th president of the united states, 100th centennial celebrate with nixon's daughter trisha nixon cox, her husband, son, and new wife and her family. the ceremony included a marine aircraft flyover. 21 gun salute. "taps". and in keeping true to tradition, a laying of the wreath, a token from president obama. >> if you study every one of those leaders. move most of them. >> with the people we can do everything. >> reporter: personal stories on foreign policy were shared and no word that watergate or controversies ever mentioned. the war veterans who moved through it reflected on what was most important to them. >> i believe that he ended the vietnam war. sko that's the main thing i s
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. congress passed a. it was sent to president nixon's desk for his signature, and it was the first real moment in national politics that we see an eruption of grassroots response on the right. and nixon white house received thousands and thousands of letters. that began who was an advisor for nixon in those days understood that the emerging grassroots movement, communicate its message to nixon, and the message was subsidized childcare threatens the traditional model of the family. it threatens the traditional idea of strong mothers and strong motherhood, and the president should veto it. and, in fact, nixon did veto that childcare act in 1971. that's a very interesting moment and it's one that usually doesn't register on our collective memories of that era but it's a critical turning point in politics. another critical hinge of this transformation that "all in the family" track takes place early in the late 1970s. that's when we see the birth of the so-called profamily or family values movement. that movement came most immediately out of the opposition to the equal rights amendment. and
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 11:15am EST
been protestant he would have gotten 54, 55% of the vote against nixon. congressional democrats got 54.5% of the vote in 1960. jack kennedy got 50.1% of the vote. millions of white protestants who otherwise voted democrat did not vote for jack kennedy because he was a catholic. kennedy's presidency changed, i think, the dynamic of electoral policy come up national electoral politics in this country. because whether you liked kennedy or not, whether you're going to vote for him if he had lived in 1964 or not, it became abundantly clear during his presidency that he made his decisions for himself based on the constitution and what was best for the trendy. there was not a phone in the back room, you know, hooked up to the vatican with the pope calling him and say do this, do this, do this. it sounds ridiculous. now. but there were millions of people, ma and there were some very important leaders who said do not vote for a catholic because the catholic is less than an american but a catholic has dual allegiances. and i think the kennedy presidency change to that. >> okay. the day of rec
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am EST
money. so i used money that i raised with a group of nixon alumns to pay for a lot of this. and i used some of the trust fund money. it is very expensive to do this project, but my goal was to show that the federal government could do this. because most of the times these oral histories are done by private foundations, and they have a vested interest, i would say, in a certain legacy. i am deeply honored in my invitation to this prestigious parliament, and i would like to i see in this a friendship which has been forged through history, and we cannot be indifferent as we confront the financial crisis which threatens you and also affects us. i remain convinced that a united europe, one which is ever stronger, will find the appropriate solutions in order to restore its economy to help. no recession is forever, and the time that a crisis lasts will depend on the progress of the government measures. from mario draghi to christine lagarde, you have available to use some of the best names on the planet, which will help you to overcome crisis. however, my presence here today is an opport
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
nixon administration. from there, general powell rose through the ranks, becoming national security advisor to president reagan, the first black american to ever hold that post. he continued in the administrations of bush the elder and the younger. general powell presents himself as a rather conservative individual, a traditional man. but his politics are mixed. he is pro-choice, for example. however, up until 2008, he was always a staunch republican. now that has changed. as the general voted for barack obama twice. in the process, powell has been very critical of the republican party as it stands today. he has also made some comments about race and the g.o.p. >> they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving, that's a racial era slave term. >> bill: general powell referring to sarah palin who used that term cite sizing president obama for not being forth coming about the libyan disaster. now, having known general powell for a while, i wanted to understand why his politics have changed.
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library, but people today considering really what he did in terms of his greater political legacy for the world. take a listen. ♪ a soaring tribute to mark what would be the 100th birthday of a man's whose political legacy echoes across two centuries. richard nixon was a celebrated and vilified leader who coaxed a sleeping china out into the world and it sounded today, overburdened budget, health care reform and social freedoms. >> that's one thing that's very important for a lot of us who worked in that administration to see that at some point you understand the magnitude, the sheer magnitude of what he did. >> reporter: while washington today endures deep divisions. america's 37th president g
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Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
, everything from west wing, homeland, obviously "24" and "frost-nixon." this comes to all of you but i would like to talk in the first instance on the show's "homeland," "24" and "the queen." where did those come from in the first place? david, do you want to start? >> "24" came from a very basic idea from to -- two writers. it was and in the shower idea. thinking about television, there are 22 or 24 episodes in a season. thinking about the number "24" and said could you do in entire season of television over the course of one day. i was an executive at fox at the time when he come in and said this to me. that was intriguing. could he do an entire season of television over one day and then he laid out the story that would support that. there was a guy incredibly high stakes professional situation today of the california primary, first african american with a real shot at the white house and had an assassination attempt and was his job to stop it. meanwhile his teenage daughter was missing, incredibly high stakes personal story coming and that was sort of the beginning. i have zero face
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